The Boards of Directors of Georgia Health
Sciences Health System and Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center voted today
to change the names of the clinical entities associated with Georgia Regents
"As we continue creating the next great
American university, it is essential that we demonstrate a single, unified
brand identity that reflects the scope and impact of our mission," said Dr.
Ricardo Azziz, President of Georgia Regents University and CEO of the Health
System. "Georgia Regents University is an education, research and innovation
hub that fosters a world-class health care delivery system. Today, that
clinical enterprise became Georgia Regents Health System; our adult hospital
became Georgia Regents Medical Center and our Children's Medical Center is now
Children's Hospital of Georgia. These are truly exciting times for GRU."
The 478-bed Georgia Regents Medical Center,
which houses Georgia's first Level I Trauma Center, treated nearly 16,000
inpatients and 357,000 outpatients last year. In addition, there were more than
83,000 emergency room visits, and the hospital provided about $35 million in
"We've taken another giant leap into our
future," said David Hefner,
the Medical Center and Medical Associates and EVP for Clinical Affairs for the
Health System. "As ‘Georgia Regents Medical Center,' we will continue to
recruit and retain the nation's top physician scientists in order to discover
and deliver innovative, expert treatment, while maintaining an environment focused
on compassionate, Patient- and Family-Centered Care."
as the first children's hospital in the South, the 154-bed Children's Hospital
of Georgia is the second largest in the state. The hospital cares for the most
vulnerable newborns in its Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the most
acutely ill kids in its Level I Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
"The name ‘Children's Hospital of Georgia'
more closely reflects the vision not only for GRU, but for the children's
hospital itself," said Dr. Bernard L. Maria, Medical Director of Children's
Hospital of Georgia and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at GRU's Medical
College of Georgia. "We serve children and families from every county in
Georgia and beyond. We have pediatric care partnerships in the four corners of
the state – Albany, Savannah, Rome and Athens. We are a proven leader, earning
top national rankings in quality and safety when compared to our peers. We
believe ‘Children's Hospital of Georgia' is the right name. It certainly fits,"
The boards also
approved renaming all other clinical operations to include Georgia Regents. The
Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Georgia Health Sciences Medical
Associates, the physicians practice group, voted to change its name to Georgia
Regents Medical Associates earlier this month.
logos for these organizations will be released at a later date.
The legal names of the organizations remain unchanged.
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